Saturday, February 4, 2012

West Nebraska Family Research and History Center is now a Family Search affiliate library


This press release was provided by Floyd Smith III

Scottsbluff – The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center is proud to announce today that after a seven year application and waiting process, it is the newest Family Search affiliate library. The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through Family Search.

Family Search is the world’s largest repository of genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from over 130 counties.

Family Search is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through select libraries that were able to meet strict criteria. The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center is now one of those libraries.  It is a priceless resource for local residents interested in discovering their family tree.

There is a nominal fee to order microfilm, but once the film arrives, patrons use the microfilm readers at the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center to peruse it. The library staff can help patrons see what films are available, place film orders, and answer research questions. Patrons can also search the Family History Library Catalog online at FamilySearch.org to see what records are available to order and have them delivered to the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center.

For questions about Family Search.org, microfilm or the ordering process, please contact:

West Nebraska Family Research & History Center

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